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Drowned tropical forests add to climate change

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12/09/2014

Big dams built in the tropics to produce hydroelectricity have long been highly controversial − and data gathered in Laos by a French team studying methane emissions confirms that dams can add to global warming, not reduce it. In many rocky regions low on vegetation and population, such as in Iceland and other northern mountainous regions, the production of electricity from hydropower ...

Royalla Solar Farm in ACT officially opened

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10/09/2014

Solar development company FRV Services Australia (FRV) commenced construction of its Royalla 20MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project located in the ACT in October 2013. FRV was the first applicant to be successful in the large-scale solar auction process run by the ACT government. Under the auction scheme the project will receive a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for the electricity generated over a period of ...

Selling Green – Retailers must ‘Walk the Talk’

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11/09/2014

Retailers such as Carrefour, Costco, IKEA, Tesco and Walmart should aim for more comprehensive carbon disclosures and collaborate to define meaningful GHG emissions reduction strategies for the industry. The detailed analysis of GHG emissions by independent analyst firm Verdantix, covers grocery retailers Aeon, Carrefour, Costco, John Lewis, Metro Group, Tesco, Walmart and Whole Foods; home ...

OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements

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12/09/2014

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule* requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, ...

Bio-Ethanol Plant Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

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11/09/2014

The NESTE Oil Bio ethanol plant, constructed in the Port of Rotterdam, is equipped with SharpEye 40/40I and SharpEye 40/40M Optical Flame Detectors. The ongoing demand for environment friendly bio-fuels has created the need for dedicated extraction plants that produce the bio- fuels from various agricultural crops. Production of ethanol from corn is a growing trend all over the world. The ...

Cal State Fullerton professor receives top NGWA awards for contributions to groundwater industry

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12/09/2014

Hydrogeology Professor W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CHG, CPG, of California State University, Fullerton, has received two major 2014 awards from the National Ground Water Association. Laton received the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry and the Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to NGWA. The awards will be presented in December at ...

CIWM welcomes thought leadership from RWM ambassadors on key circular economy questions

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12/09/2014

CIWM has welcomed a new report published today by the RWM Ambassadors that assesses what measures and action might be needed to drive the circular economy forward. "The RWM Ambassadors have produced a welcome think piece that should stimulate discussion and help us formulate a clearer roadmap towards a more circular economy," says CIWM chief executive Steve Lee. "It forces us to be honest, to ...

China craves intelligent water solutions

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12/09/2014

An increased amount of waste water and lack of water are big challenges in China. To solve the problem, China must use the most intelligent water solutions in the market. Here, Grundfos can make a difference. During the Danish state visit to China this was showcased, as the Danish minister for the environment, Kirsten Brosbøll, together with Executive Vice President Søren ...

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